23.02.2011 19.Adar l, 5771
Chilean miners arrive for ‘pilgrimage of thanks’
Survivors of mine collapse to arrive in Israel today, visit Via Dolorosa, King David's Tomb as guests of Tourism Ministry.
On Wednesday, Israel will welcome 31 of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 68 days last fall.
The miners, accompanied by their wives and girlfriends, will be in the country for an eight-day pilgrimage, a tour that will include visits to Christian sites like Via Dolorosa, Capernaum, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and King David’s Tomb.
The Tourism Ministry sent a letter to the miners days after they were rescued, inviting them to visit as guests of the state….